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BlackBerry AppWorld passes 10,000 apps

RIM proudly announces that it hit the 10,000 app mark--the company still has a long way to go to catch its rivals
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Written by Joel Evans on

According to a tweet by Research In Motion (found via rethink-wireless), BlackBerry's AppWorld has now reached more than 10,000 apps.

While the above may not seem significant compared to Apple's 250,000 apps or Android's rumored 100,000, given the amount of people worldwide using a BlackBerry, the fact that it hit the 10,000 mark is at least a sign of developers being committed to the platform. Also, when you compare the 10,000 to the uphill battle that Microsoft faces with its Windows Phone 7 platform, it does seem that BlackBerry is making some headway. Of course, given Microsoft's reach, the company is now claiming that 300,000 developers have signed up to develop for Windows Phone 7, so it could also launch with a well fueled App Store of its own.

What I also find interesting about this news is how it got out to the world--via a tweet. It seems that more companies are using Twitter as a means for breaking news. I don't mind the "tweet" but I also would like a follow-up press release or e-mail in the future. Then again, I'm now following BlackBerry, so I guess the "tweet" worked.

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